Duathlon

Sprint Duathlon:  2 Mile Run, 13.5 mile bike, 3.1 mile run.  Individuals Only.

  • All competitors are REQUIRED to have a Current USA Triathlon license or purchase a USAT license in order to compete.
  • Adults are one-day ($15) or annual ($50), youth ages 17 and under are required to have an annual license ($10).  There are no one day licenses for youth.
  • Racing age is calculated as of Dec 31 of the current year.  Please CONFIRM RACING AGE with Registration Volunteers.
  • Transition opens at 6 am on race day.
  • Use 400 Skyline Dr, Arkadelphia, AR 71923 to obtain directions.  Watch for event signage.
  • Event will be held Rain or Shine.
  • Courses are marked, but it's the racer's responsibility to know the courses.
  • Well stocked aid station, including water and Gatorade, will be available as each racer finishes.
  • Neutral Bike Service will be provided before the race and at Mandatory Bike Check in at Transition.
  • Courses are measured with GPS and are not certified.
  • Each participant will be issued an ankle chip, issued race day at registration area.  Bring your race bib with you.
  • All USA Triathlon Rules and Regulations in effect.

See Most Commonly Violated Rules 
Note from Head Referee

Sprint Run Courses 
First Run (2 miles) - The 1st run is an out and back course, using Skyline Drive and Forestry Circle Rd.  You will turn around at the 1 mile mark (watch for sign)  and return to the spillway.  There will be 1 aid station on this course at roughly 1 mile.

Second Run (3.1 miles) - The second run is an out and back, using Skyline and Forestry Circle Rd.  There will be an aid station approximately every mile along the course.

Transition:  A single transition area. The transition is run-in/run-out for the duathlon and opposite of bike-out/bike-in. 

  • Only athletes with bib numbers, race officials and race management will be allowed in transition.  NO others will be allowed in the transition area at any time during the event
  • NO riding in transition.
  • Participants will be allowed to remove their bikes (post race) from the transition area after all participants have returned from the bike portion of the race.
  • Please be courteous and aware when removing your items.
  • Anyone removing their bike prior to the authorized time or without permission from the Race Director will be disqualified.
  • If you have special circumstances, such as work obligations or an emergency, please ask us and we will do our best to assist you.

Sprint Bike Course  (13 miles) 
The bike course is an out and back course on Skyline Drive.  There are no aid stations on this course.

DIRECTIONS & PARKING 

  • Address:  400 Skyline Dr, Arkadelphia, AR 71923
  • Parking will be adjacent to the Transition area and is a first come, first serve basis on race day.
  • There is no fee for parking.
  • Volunteers will direct you where to park

RACE-DAY BASICS WORKSHOP
Saturday, September 7th at the Spillway Dam Recreation Area from 6 - 7 pm.  Experienced triathletes will discuss race-day preparation, nutrition, key do's and don'ts.  A USA Triathlon official will also be on hand to address USAT rules and regulations.  Bring your questions!

TIME LIMIT:  Run 1 – 25 minutes; Bike – 2 hours; Run 2  - 3 hours and 15 minutes (All time cutoffs are from start of final swim wave)

MINIMUM AGE:  13 years as of 12/31.   NO exceptions

MAPS
Duathlon 1st Run Map
Duathlon Bike Map
Duathlon 2nd Run Map
Transition Duathlon Map

DUATHLON AWARDS
Award Protocols

Door Prizes, Race Goodies

  • Custom finisher medals
  • Door prizes will include gift certificates and tons of bike gear.
  • Post race food and well stocked aid stations.  There are options at the park for friends and family to purchase food.
  • Lots of sponsors’ products and services will be in the goody bag for each participant.
  • Free t-shirt (or reduced option for upgraded shirt)